Museums

There are several small but interesting museums in Parikkala. The museums tell stories about the past everyday life. You can check out the vast variety of horse-drawn vehicles, the treasures hidden in the museum of Local History and Culture or the equipment needed in a small local dairy. Another option is to visit the setting of a village shop from the 1950s. There’s something interesting for everyone!

Honkakylä Merchant’s Museum

Koitsanlahti Manor

Museum of Horse-Drawn Vehicles and Agricultural Implements

Papinniemi archaeological site

The archaeological site is located near the Papinniemi camping site in Uukuniemi. It contains the remains of an Orthodox church, a cemetery and a village which were situated in the area in the 15th-17th centuries. The settlement was completely deserted in the middle of the 17th century. Excavations have been carried out in the area by the University of Turku. There have been numerous very interesting findings. You can explore the area independently.

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Parikkala Dairy Museum

Parikkala Local History Museum, Hauta-Olli’s Cottage